Eighteen films of this year’s International Competition comprise a trip around the world that suppresses the desire for closeness, frankness and naked violence towards the other; it’s an exercise in irony and self-deprecation; it’s political, but not politicized; it’s the essence of wholesome involvement and immersion into the world’s problems and dilemmas. It’s here and now. It is happening to them, but also to us.

  • THE LEGEND

    Manon Eyriey France

    11 min fiction 2019 Language of dialogues France

    From the opposite building, two girlfriends are spying on “the Legend”, the most handsome guy in the neighborhood. One of them is getting ready: tonight, she knows it, she's going to spend the night with him. Her first night of love.

  • STAY AWAKE, BE READY

    Pham Thien An Vietnam

    14 min fiction 2019 Language of dialogues Vietnamese

    A motorbike crash happening before the street stalls on a street corner was embedded in the mysterious story of three young men. 

  • BUTTERFLIES

    Yona Rozenkier Israel

    9 min fiction 2019 Language of dialogues Hebrew

    Another Sunday in April. A kibbutz in the North of Israel. A natural phenomenon. A family on an impromptu ride, maybe the last one…

  • WATERMELON JUICE

    Irene Moray Spain

    22 min fiction 2019 Language of dialogues Catalan

    Barbara and Pol spend a few days on holiday with a group of friends in a house surrounded by nature. With the support of Pol, in the midst of nature, between tears and laughter, Barbara will heal old wounds and redefine her sexuality.

  • DUMMY

    Laurynas Bareiša Lithuania

    13 min fiction 2020 Language of dialogues Lithuanian

    Using a faceless doll a criminal reenacts his brutal crime. Suprisingly he is not the one being judged.

  • SHOOTING MS. RENAS FILM!

    Elvin Adigozel Azerbaijan

    12 min fiction 2019 Language of dialogues Azerbaijani

    Inside a bazaar located in the outskirts of Baku, a young film team tries to shoot a film scene with a well-known actress.

  • KACHALKA

    Gar O'Rourke Ireland

    9 min documentary 2019 Language of dialogues Ukrainian, Russian

    A journey into the heart of what is widely considered the world's most hardcore gym - Kiev's enormous open-air "Kachalka" gym.